Following your registration, your streaming link will be sent to the provided email address on June 11th at 6pm. We are extending your access to view at your leisure all the way to June 25th at midnight.
On May 23rd, we performed an in-person sneak peek at the ballet Ragtime: The American Experience by Co-Artistic Director, Robert Poe. At this virtual event, you will get a front row seat from the comfort of home to the choreographic process, excerpts from the full ballet, and discussions on themes that flow through the plot of this brand new work. Ballet 314 Company Dancers are thrilled to have guest artists from across St Louis joining us in this true Celebration of Local Talent Within our Community.
Rehearsals are underway, costumes are being tailored, and choreography is being created and refined. Now is your opportunity to support the full premiere. Funds raised through virtual ticket sales will go directly toward the cost of dancer compensation, theater rental, sets, costumes, and ballet shoes.
Learn More about the Ballet:
This unique ballet is based upon the novel, Ragtime, by E.L. Doctorow. The Modern Library considers this novel to be one of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. This work of historical fiction is a uniquely American story set between 1902 and 1912. The central themes, while based in a story over 100 years old, are as present and relevant today; immigration, racial barriers, and the effort by women to find their voices. The music reflects and includes pieces immortalized by composer, Scott Joplin, who immortalized and popularized the ragtime music form. Joplin lived in St Louis in the early 1900's.